Screw you. The working poor see payroll taxes taken from their paychecks, probably along with confiscatory union dues and they pay income taxes.
If that later's refunded that's not their fault--blame Congress. Those hourly workers are about to see the work week capped at 29 hours to avoid ObamaCare instead of working as many hours as needed by the business.
You want to believe these were all Obama voters but that's a lie you tell yourself. What the Democrats poke Republicans with, that they don't care because they 'got theirs,' is certainly an attitude I witnessed from some on FR. It's repulsive. Like the unfortunate 47% comment, it divides, in gives life to the class warfare rhetoric of the Left. STOP IT!
We should persuade, we should offer hands up not belittle and grind people down particularly in this abominable economy.
Are you so ignorant, arrogant and hate-filled to believe every one of those additional food stamp beneficiaries are happy about it? What about the unemployed and underemployed? It's their fault, right?
No, I don’t believe that all the poor voted for Obama as I don’t believe all the rich voted for Romney. I was a working poor for many years and all I saw was my taxes, as well as cost for living, go up.
However, I do hate it when the poor say “tax the rich” and offer nothing in return. I believe we need to help them but they also need to help themselves. Only together can both sides make it. If the poor expects the rich to help them and they do nothing then they become dependent upon handouts and not a helping hand.
The working poor do not pay Federal income taxes. See: Earned Income Tax Credit. I knew a guy who had about $2,500/yr in Federal income taxes withheld from his biweekly paychecks. At the end of the year, he would get a "tax refund" of over $10,000. That is the EITC, and this guy was not working poor. More like lower-middle class.
BTW, he felt guilty about this EITC, but cashed the checks anyway because he needed them, looking forward to the day when his income was high enough to no longer qualify. I don't know, but I would assume he's probably in minority (he had conservative ethics).
I'm now of the opinion that everyone -- even the poor -- should pay some income taxes. Even if it is only a nominal amount. But it should be a large enough percentage of the person's income to give him pause whenever a politician promises another wonder government program. Things would be a lot different in this country if *every* worker in America needed to ask himself, But will this wonderful new program cause my taxes to increase?